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Offline tansu

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Fertilizer
« on: March 09, 2010, 04:28:47 PM »
What do ya'll use as fertilizer?
I used to use slow release nitrogen 10-10-10,
but cannot find it now.
I do not compost but do toss spent coffee grounds
and egg shells in bed.

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Re: Fertilizer
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 04:59:46 PM »
You're talking about vegetable gardening, I assume?  Aside from the organics I put in the bed when I'm planting, I use Osmocote.  It's 14-14-14 so it's slightly higher than that you're used to but it is slow release.

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Re: Fertilizer
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 08:15:18 PM »
We used 10-10-10 for the first time this year. Found it at the East Atlanta Ace Hardware. We also incorporated the contents of our compost bins.

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Re: Fertilizer
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2010, 07:52:45 AM »
I think i use 10,10,10 or something close to that...i don't rmeember i'd have to look at the bag.

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Re: Fertilizer
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010, 08:08:08 AM »
I thought there was a certain or special brand of 10-10-10 that tansu was looking for.  You can find 10-10-10 anywhere.  Lowe's, Home Depot, it's just about the gold standard of fertilizer. 

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Re: Fertilizer
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 08:16:58 PM »
Worm castiings........

And for those of us on this side of town, East Atlanta ACE is great as is the ACE in VA Highlands.


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Re: Fertilizer
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2010, 05:47:42 AM »
Last year I used kelp meal, worm castings, mushroom compost, and some lime.
That's too expensive for me this year.

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Re: Fertilizer
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2010, 08:17:55 AM »
Last year I used kelp meal, worm castings, mushroom compost, and some lime.
That's too expensive for me this year.

If you'd like free, call a horse stable near your house. Often they will give manure away if you can haul it. I've used it in the past for some potted plants.

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Re: Fertilizer
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2010, 09:30:58 AM »
Last year I used kelp meal, worm castings, mushroom compost, and some lime.
That's too expensive for me this year.

If you'd like free, call a horse stable near your house. Often they will give manure away if you can haul it. I've used it in the past for some potted plants. 

I have a neighbor with horses, they have said that they have a composting area where barn littler (hay) and manure have been sitting for several years.  Since the FRESH is pretty hot, (way too much nitrogen), the composted manure would always be better for around plants and in the garden.  This year I'm taking them up on the offer....

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Re: Fertilizer
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2010, 10:49:33 AM »
Look at craigslist, and the Farmers and Consumers bulletin put out by the GA Dept. of Agriculture.  There's always someone giving away free compost and if you have the means to transport it (a truck) there's lots available all over town.  I just checked craigslist and the department of agriculture site and I found several free options.  Doesn't DeKalb county offer free compost from yard waste?

Places to look:

http://www.walterreeves.com/landscaping/article.phtml?cat=19&id=924

http://www.agr.state.ga.us/mbads/


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Re: Fertilizer
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2010, 12:40:42 PM »
Look at craigslist, and the Farmers and Consumers bulletin put out by the GA Dept. of Agriculture.  There's always someone giving away free compost and if you have the means to transport it (a truck) there's lots available all over town.  I just checked craigslist and the department of agriculture site and I found several free options.  Doesn't DeKalb county offer free compost from yard waste?

Places to look:

http://www.walterreeves.com/landscaping/article.phtml?cat=19&id=924

http://www.agr.state.ga.us/mbads/  

Sometimes what they offer as compost is mostly wood shavings that have been tossed with leaf litter and not as beneficial as good old fork tossed vegetable compost.  While I lived in Norcross I was accused of being a three compost pile gardener in a one compost pile neighborhood..   ;)  

I now have a drum composter that is currently full of good turned compost from over the last winter and some of last summer.

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Re: Fertilizer
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2010, 12:41:59 PM »
Worm castiings........
The next time you're up Chamblee way, stop in at Ashe-Simpson across from Lowe's on PIB.  I can bring you a bag or two next Saturday if you want (no excuses for not showing up this time).  Back when my oldest had her landscaping business I used to be able to get worm casings wholesale.
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